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grocery stores

32 petitions

Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Fayetteville City Council

Protect our schools and neighborhood!! Say NO!! to commercial greed!!

Our city, and especially this community surrounding Stoney Point Elementary School and Jack Britt High School, is at a pivotal point - we are growing rapidly in terms of residential and commercial development.  The planned outer loop freeway is going to bring the I-95 corridor into our backyards, literally.  Developers are greedily salivating to get in on the action, with little to no regard for our community.  There is currently a rezoning petition on its way to Fayetteville City Council to clear the 16 acres of tree-and-field filled area wedged between Stoney Point Elementary school and the Wendemere Neighborhood, at the intersection of King/Lakewood and Stoney Point/Rockfish Rds (see map above).  The plan is to make way for yet another grocery store.  Currently, there is a CVS across the street from this area, a Harris Teeter grocery store also across the street, and a Food Lion less than a mile down along Rockfish Rd.  There are a wealth of commercial units and a range of existing retail and services available in the Traemoor Village center, with some units still vacant.  There are also existing vacant plots of land waiting for commercial development along King Road, Rockfish Road and Stoney Point Road.  Our community has ZERO NEED for another commercial lot and another grocery store in this location. We want to STOP THIS MADNESS of uncontrolled urban sprawl before our community, and Rockfish Road in particular, turn into another Fayetteville eyesore like sections of Raeford Road, Hope Mills Road, or Ramsey Street.  We want to keep our elementary school and high school surrounded by fields and trees, not concrete parking lots.  Help us fight commercial greed, fight for a say in how our community develops, and, most importantly, keep our children safe from urban sprawl encroaching on their schools. It is well-documented that the I-95 corridor is a sex-trafficking corridor.  It is well documented that the City of Fayetteville has a bad problem with underage sex trafficking.  We do not want to our children walking through commercial parking lots to get to and from school.  We do not want to see the Food Lion on Rockfish Rd turn into a failed, vacant for our kids to travel through.  We want to see existing vacant commercial plots with their ugly, desperate, advertising signs being developed BEFORE more land is cleared.  If not, how long before families stop coming to this neighborhood for the safety, peace, and great schools??  How long before our school district is not so great???  What about traffic??  What about the fact that we are prone to flooding??  These are not new objections and opinions raised here.  Cumberland County has spent much time, money, and effort developing land use plans - the 2030 Growth Vision, the 2010 Cumberland County Land Use Plan, and the 2013 Southwest Cumberland Land Use Plan ALL recommend against commercial encroachment, placing priority on developing sidewalks, infrastructure, and community facilities. The Fayetteville City Zoning commission (chaired by Ben Stout of Stout Construction), voted to allow the rezoning to go through. We have another chance to stop it, by letting the City Council hear our voices NOW before it's too late.  Sign this petition to show you care about how our community develops for the sake of all families in the area.  Let's keep this a desirable area by making it clear that we will not roll over to commercial greed!!  Let's shift this twisted focus on commercial tax dollars back to the families, the children, the schools, the land that makes us so unique. Please stand with us.  Thank you.      

Concerned Families of Fayetteville, North Carolina
935 supporters
Started 3 months ago

Petition to Sharpsburg Council, Aldi , Shop N Save, Kuhn's Market

Bring an Affordable Grocery Store to Sharpsburg

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated the borough of Sharpsburg as food desert. We want to bring an affordable, convenient grocery store to our community! This petition will show the Sharpsburg Council and potential grocery store companies that a grocery store is both wanted and needed in the borough. We ask that Sharpsburg residents and non-residents sign this petition to show that they will shop at an affordable grocery store in Sharpsburg! Please indicate if you are a resident or non-resident when you sign.  Circles Sharpsburg was founded last year to address employment, transportation and child care issues that might hinder progress toward financial stability for some residents. Sharpsburg Councilman Matt Rudzki explains, “Sharpsburg suffers from a lack of easily accessible, affordable and healthy food.” Although The Waterworks — a shopping center that has a Giant Eagle Market District grocery store and a Wal-Mart — is only a couple miles away and accessible by bus, that option may not be affordable for everyone. The cost, round-trip is $5.00, if you have a PATransit Connect Card. Also, the closest Aldi is located on Rt. 8 in Shaler, but is not easily accessible by bus, with the nearest bus stop being 1 mile away. If residents lack access to a car, these stores are difficult to reach.  About 30 percent of borough residents are at poverty-level and rely on food stamps. In addition, from a public health standpoint, having access to fresh fruits, vegetables and grains should help curtail obesity and promote healthy living. In turn, that reduces health care costs and encourages growth and stability in a community.

Mari Rolewicz
194 supporters
Update posted 3 months ago

Petition to Aldi and our community, aldi

ALDI WE WANT YOU!

Lima, NY, the cross roads of Western NY. Located on 5&20, just 30 mins north of Geneseo, 35 mins west of Canadaguia and 30 mins south of Henrietta.  Lima just lost their local grocery store, again. Not many of us were thrilled with our local store, poorly run, maintained and the products were subpar. But, it beat driving 30 mins away or having to shop at our overpriced counterpart 5- 10 mins away. Which leads me to another issue, the cost. The cost was key, the lower price made it easier for lower income families or the ones just looking to save a few dollars. Convenience,  who doesn't love that. The local restaurants could leave their business for a few short moments to grab a head of lettuce, gallon of milk, etc. the large parking lot shared with a family run restaurant and salon, as well as our postal service, that very same parking lot, empty at times and unappealing.  Our town NEEDS a grocery store, not only for the residents but for our local businesses and for the hundreds if not thousands of travelers rolling through town.  I personally shop at Aldi once a week and have to travel 30 mins. I stopped shopping at Save A Lot because of the poor quality of produce and lack of nutrition their products provided . Aldi is an organic, family oriented store that provides quality food at more then reasonable prices! They have really come around to actually be a fantastic store!   Especially for families who enjoy gluten free products and even more worldly goods. If you are interested in seeing this store consider our town and fill our empty lot as well as help make our town thrive like it has for so many others in a positive way please sign this petition and ask others to do the same! This isn't just for Lima and Honeoye Falls other towns such as  Avon, Bloomfield, Rush, Mendon, Victor, Honeoye, springwater, Hemlock Wayland and parts of Livonia etc. would also benefit and what would that do for local businesses?!?!  New attractions bring NEW PEOPLE!!!

Mccala Burnett
1,229 supporters